Burning avi's to VCD

By Goofy Newfie ยท 7 replies
Oct 14, 2002
  1. I'm not sure if this is the correct board to be posting this topic, but here goes. I am a complete ignoramus when it comes to burning video files to a disc to watch on my DVD player(which also plays VCD format, as well as mp3's). What is the software utility that is used to do this? I have a few video files that I want to watch on my player, but they are currently in avi-format. How do I convert them?
  2. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Have a butchers at the following website:-


    It goes into great detail what software to use, and gives detailed tutorials and guides to convert different formats of movies...

    Hope this helps...
  3. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 199

    vcd help

    Thanks for the reply. I am checking it out now, and so far it looks like it will be very helpful. I'll post back here to let you know my results.
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Re: vcd help

    Alternately, use Nero 5.5 and the SVCD plugin...

    It'll convert most formats to SVCD and burn...

    IMO it's the easiest way to do it...
    But you might get a wee better result by doing it with specialized programs... And it'll be cheaper since you won't have to buy Nero...

  5. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 199

    While the process is quite slow, I have used TMPGENC to convert both avi's and asf's with good results. I have Nero 5.0 and it worked pretty well. I am not familiar with SVCD plug-ins for Nero; could you elaborate for me a little? Thanks for the info.:)
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    To take it straight from the horses mouth:

    To read the rest, check here...

    It costs 16$ which isn't what I'd call very expensive...

    Though this bit puzzles me...
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yes Mr.G - I bought the plugin with the newest version of Nero - you can't create a VCD or SVCD on a DVD using this plugin - you'll have to create a CVD (easiest with DVD2SVCD) to do so.

  8. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    I've had a lot of problems with Nero decoding to a VCD format (PAL) , even with the plug-in.. Either the result is colour ok but no sound, or black & white with sound.....same happened in TMPGenc...

    Confuses me... after trashing the house in anger i gave up on the whole subject:blackeye:
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